This is an elegant building with an exuberant personality. Designed for a couple and 3 dogs it is an eco, low carbon house on a tight budget. Designed to reflect the local rural vernacular of the red metal roofs – the closest examples are right next door – a small shed in the adjacent field and a beautifully weathered barn.
The shape of the building creates courtyards within the garden which relate to the sunshine at different times of day – drinking morning coffee in the herb garden, working in the southern vegetable patch during the day and sitting outside for dinner in the evening sun. The house itself has a generous living space with an open cathedral ceiling and the bedroom wing is more private.
It is designed to the AECB Building Code, which uses the passivhaus methodology as a basis, and uses eco materials for construction. And of course, it has a red roof.